There are 7 ways to get from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) by plane, subway, bus, train or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Chicago O'Hare  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago O'Hare (ORD) MCI - ORD

$112 - $262

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Train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station Southwest Chief

$71 - $187

5 alternative options

Fly to Chicago Midway, subway  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Chicago Midway (MDW) MCI - MDW
  2. Take the subway from Jackson-Blue to O'Hare

$116 - $290

Fly to Milwaukee, bus  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Milwaukee (MKE) MCI - MKE
  2. Take the bus from Milwaukee, WI - Airport to Chicago, IL - O'Hare International Airport

$172 - $836

Bus Burlington Trailways  •  11 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA 802 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Des Moines, IA to Chicago, IL 1202 / ...

$97 - $140

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo 1682 / ...
  2. Take the bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il 1364 / ...

$74 - $174

Drive  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) 526.7 miles

$50 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Kansas City and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 405 miles. The road distance is 526.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) without a car is to train which takes 8 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 37 min to get from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), including transfers.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is to fly which takes 3 h 37 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 11 h 25 min.

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The quickest flight from Kansas City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 31 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) is 527 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to drive from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Kansas City Airport to Chicago O'Hare Airport.

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There are 256+ hotels available in Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD). Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Kansas City to Kansas City Airport is to line 229 bus which takes 56 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD).
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  • Distance: 405 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 37 min

What companies run services between Kansas City, MO, USA and Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD), USA?

United Airlines and American Airlines fly from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare Airport (ORD) twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 7 h 22 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago Midway via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Kansas City to Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $480
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Milwaukee via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Kansas City Amtrak to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Bus operators
Coach USA
Jefferson Lines
Phone
800-451-5333
Email
info@jeffersonlines.com
Website
jeffersonlines.com
Bus from Kansas City, MO to Des Moines, IA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Book at
jeffersonlines.com
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Kansas City, Mo to St Louis, Mo
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from St Louis, Mo to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $85

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